Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126373
Authors: 
Kane, Gilles Quentin
Mabah Tene, Gwladys Laure
Ambagna, Jean Joël
Piot-Lepetit, Isabelle
Sikod, Fondo
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/013
Abstract: 
The objective of this paper is to analyse the welfare effects of food price volatility on Cameroonian consumers. Using data from the third Cameroonian Household Consumption Surveys, the price elasticities are obtained from a Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System model. Price elasticities are then used to evaluate the distributional impacts of food price changes in terms of compensating variation. The paper finds that: (a) poor households are the most affected by food price volatility and (b) the welfare losses from food price volatility depend on the extent of any price hike.
Subjects: 
price volatility
consumer welfare
Cameroon
JEL: 
D12
P46
Q18
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-898-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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